So named for the multitude of tiny morsels of polished shells that make up the beach here, Playa Conchal is a beauty among beaches in Costa Rica’s sun-filled Guanacaste province. The bright shore gives way to glass like, sparkling turquoise waters, perfect for swimming with the one you love or the whole family, so you’ll feel like you’re on the Caribbean, despite landing on the Pacific coast.
Visitors to Playa Conchal rarely want to leave, whether coming for the day to relax on the beach and snorkel in the crystal blue bay, or spending a week at the Westin’s resort that resides here and offers amenities including a spa, golf club, tennis courts and several pools.
The beach itself is a lovely place for a picnic under the shade of the mangroves, playing a game of paddle ball along the shore or bronzing under the sun. Don’t miss the spectacular sunset here, as you watch the sun dip below the Pacific horizon and illuminate the sky in a myriad of oranges, pinks, purples and crimson reds.